U.S. Senator Rand Paul threatens legal action - WDRB 41 Louisville News

U.S. Senator Rand Paul threatens legal action

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LOUISIVLLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The latest controversy in Washington centers around government surveillance of phone records and Internet searches.

That's prompted Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul to threaten serious legal action.

"I'm going to be asking all the Internet providers and all of the phone companies to ask your customers to join me in a class action lawsuit. If we get 10 million Americans saying we don't want our phone records looked at, then maybe somebody will wake up, and things will change in Washington," said Senator Rand Paul.

 

In March, Paul made national headlines with a 13 hour filibuster to block the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director.

Paul is considering a run for President in 2016, using his libertarian style of Republican politics to emphasize personal liberties.

Other Republicans like John McCain say Congress knew what it was doing when it passed the Patriot Act.

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